To coffee… a writer’s sonnet


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!
I love thee from severely challenged height,
(My soul may reach, but inches don’t requite)
From quiet keyboard in my special place
I love thee for thy aromatic grace –
Most urgent need, when evening turns to night
I love thee warmly when thy strength is right.
I love thee milky when it’s time to graze –
I love thee when I wake and feel like death
When wine and merry laughter taint my breath
I love thee editing when letters play
With too much squinting; and as midnight sounds
When bed is calling. If I had my way
I’d banish instant and but drink thee ground.


With sincere and abject apologies to Elizabeth Barrett Browning

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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47 Responses to To coffee… a writer’s sonnet

  1. Ritu says:

    One to tea would be perfect for me Sue but that was great!!!


  2. Jennie says:

    This is great!


  3. lyncrain says:

    I l❤️ it, Coffee is my addiction of choice ☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

    Liked by 1 person

  4. noelleg44 says:

    No apologies needed, Sue. What a perfect ode to my favorite beverage, without which life would be greatly diminished!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. God, I need a coffee now!


  6. willowdot21 says:

    Love and echo this!! 💜


  7. I have worked in many a coffee house over the years. Never letting them know that I’d have probably worked for beans alone…


  8. jenanita01 says:

    There is nothing quite like a good cup of coffee!


  9. Ha! 🙂 So awesome. ❤ ❤


  10. And mostly, I love thee strong, hot, and ready in the morning because without you, the day does not start 😀


  11. I love coffee also. It just doesn’t love me back. 😦 — Suzanne


  12. Oh, this is perfect Sue! I love coffee too! 🙂


  13. dgkaye says:

    Yay for coffee lovers. 🙂


  14. adeleulnais says:

    Love this, Sue. A wonderful tribute to one of life’s precious fluids. xx


  15. Reblogged this on Nicholas Rinth and commented:
    Reblogging… cause coffee. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

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